Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods “The End!”
Know Ye All.. Stan (The Man) Lee and Jack (King) Kirby have for thee alone, created yonder masterwork!/ Aided, most ably, by: Vincent Colletta, Embellisher/ Artie Simek, Letterer/ Thus Speaketh Forbush!
After Alibar gives Hogun the flag of his still-as-of-yet-unnamed people, finally do the heroes seize the palace of Mogul, only to discover that the villain has fled. They use Mogul’s mystic paraphanalia to discover the truth: he intends to use his vial of Spotted Plague to wipe out ever living person in Hogun’s unnamed Asiatic land.
By combining Hogun and Alibar’s respective mystic arts and channeling it through Mogul’s scrying crystal, the heroes are able to slay Mogul with a shattering bolt of Temporal Force. Apparently all this time, grim mace-wielding Hogun knew magic spells.
Thor, Hogun, Volstagg, and Fandral leave Zanadu as Alibar assumes the throne. As this story comes to a close, so too does this feature.
This is the last installment of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Tales of Asgard, a feature so good that over time the main Thor feature began to resemble it more and more, eventually making Tales redundant.
One installment shy of fifty, we leave Tales of Asgard with the mystery of the cracked Odinsword sadly unresolved. It will briefly be replaced by a Inhumans feature, which while outside the purview of Days of Thunder, is largely delightful.
First Appearance: Temporal Force